Today MSC Cruises took delivery of its newest ship that will be based in the United States — MSC Seascape.
The delivery took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, with the ship now holding the record for the largest cruise vessel to be built in Italy. During the ceremony, Cristiano Bazzara, Fincantieri’s shipyard director, presented to Captain Roberto Leotta, Master of MSC Seascape, a container of water that first touched the hull when the ship was floated out earlier this year.
“MSC Seascape is the second ship to come into service this year bringing our modern fleet to 21 ships,” said MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato. “We are proud to welcome her to our fleet as she is the second Seaside EVO ship and completes the innovative Seaside class. MSC Seascape aims to connect guests with the sea, she offers a wealth of outdoor spaces allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery of The Caribbean, where she will spend her inaugural season.”
Following the ship’s naming ceremony in Manhattan on December 7th, MSC Seascape will sail to Miami for an inaugural season in the Caribbean. The vessel is the second in MSC’s Seaside EVO class, following MSC Seashore that debuted last year. The EVO class is an evolution of the original Seaside class, which includes MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.
Highlights of MSC Seascape include:
- The new ROBOTRON amusement ride on the top deck with a personalized DJ music experience
- Six new entertainment productions
- 7,567 square feet of dedicated kids’ space and amusement options
- 2,270 cabins featuring 12 different stateroom and suite categories
- 11 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges
- Six swimming pools, including an aft infinity pool
- 32,000 square feet of space in the luxurious MSC Yacht Club
- The glass-floored Bridge of Sighs on deck 16
MSC Seascape will offer two different seven-night itineraries from Miami to the Caribbean:
- Eastern Caribbean: Nassau, San Juan, Puerto Plata, and Ocean Cay
- Western Caribbean: Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Ocean Cay
This delivery comes on the heels of the christening of another MSC Cruises ship, MSC World Europa, which was officially named this past weekend in Doha, Qatar.